CAIRO: The disputed source of a Wednesday ordnance strike that killed Six Egyptian soldiers and injured 12 others near Rafah, North Sinai has raised controversy, with some media outlets claiming the projectile came from the Israeli military.
An unnamed source told the “Filasteen Alan” (Palestine Now) Gaza-based newspaper Israeli troops fired the projectile, but an unnamed security source told the Egyptian Al-Shorouq newspaper that the news was untrue. No mention was made as to whether the attack actually originated within Gaza, the Sinai or Israel.
Meanwhile, the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza reportedly killed 119 people Wednesday, and injured hundreds of others.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry issued a statement denouncing Israel’s continued targeting of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, the latest bombings of the Shojaya district and a United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) school in Jabalia that resulted in the deaths of 17 and injured 200.
At the same time, an Israeli delegation left Cairo after a short visit that lasted for a few hours to meet with Egyptian security officials and discuss reaching a cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel, official sources told youm7.
Yasser Abd Rabbo, the secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, announced Tuesday that Hamas and Islamic Jihad had agreed to send a Palestinian delegation to Cairo to discuss a cease-fire agreement.
Israeli Army Radio reported political sources told the broadcaster that the Israeli military was directed to continue its attacks on Hamas and other organizations in the Gaza Strip.